Joe Exotic moved to a federal medical facility amid a battle with cancer.
As “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic’s prostate cancer grows more aggressive, he was transferred from prison to a federal medical facility on Tuesday.
Previously at FMC Fort Worth, Texas, he was transferred to FMC Butner while in federal custody.
The 58-year-old’s location transfer comes after he revealed in an early November tweet that he was suffering from a more aggressive form of cancer than he thought.
“Carole is having her own party for this!” He also tweeted, referring to his co-star Carole Baskin. “Say a prayer for everyone and be my voice.”
The former zookeeper, whose legal name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year sentence for plotting a failed murder-for-hire scheme to kill Baskin.
At his trial, prosecutors said Maldonado-Passage paid $ 3,000 to kill Baskin in Florida in 2017. He was also convicted of falsifying records of wildlife violations, including the killing of five tigers and the sale of cubs.
Earlier this year, Baskin sold Tiger King’s playground, the Maldonado-Passage big cat zoo in Oklahoma, but on the terms that you can’t keep animals on land for 100 years.
Maldonado-Passage has repeatedly accused her alleged enemy, Baskin, of murdering her ex-husband, Don Lewis, in 1997, but she has continually denied those claims.
In an open letter dated October 27, the infamous King Tiger claimed that he was not seeking compassion for his case, only to be released due to his health condition.
“What I need is for the world to be my voice to be liberated,” he wrote. “They have proof that I did not do this and there is no reason for the United States Attorney to drag this out so that I can go home and get treatment on my own and enjoy the life that I have left with my loved ones.”
The plea came after he was not pardoned by President Trump in January and even turned to Baskin, his arch-nemesis, for help.
However, the second season of “Tiger King” is here, in which the Netflix audience will see the cry of innocence of Maldonado-Passage while he is locked up.
She debuted on the streaming service on Wednesday, November 17, despite a lawsuit from Baskin requesting that images of herself be removed.